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Mezzacorona Teroldego Rotaliano, 2019

  • Grape VarietyTeroldago
  • AppellationRotaliano
  • Alcohol13 %
  • SourceShipped Exclusively

STORY BEHIND THIS WINE

Mezzacorona is a dynamic co-operative founded in 1904 with 1600 small growers cultivating 2800 hectares of vines, mostly white, at the foot of the majestic Italian Alps. Its vineyards with pergola trellising, often on dramatic slopes, characteristic of the region, run from the Adige Valley to the foothills of the towering Dolomites. A fresh, wild breeze from the lakes and glaciers of the surrounding mountains blows over the vineyards, allowing the grapes to mature to ripeness with a perfect balance of sugars and acids creating vivid, focussed fresh wines.


In June 2021 the prestigious wine competition Mundus Vini awarded Mezzacorona ‘Best Producer Italy’ after receiving 20 gold and 13 silver medals.

OUR IMPRESSION

Teroldego is an indigenous grape variety of Trentino that thrives on the sandy Rotaliana plain. The name of this complex grape is derived from “Tiroler Gold”, a name it was given in the Court of Vienna in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. DNA testing has revealed that this ancient variety is a full sibling to Dureza, one of Syrah’s parents, and it too produces dark intensely fruity wines although Teroldego is usually less tannic. This wine is made without oak ageing in a fruity style meant to be enjoyed young.

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